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TIP OF THE DAY
THE RULE OF 20
The Rule of 20 is used only when opening the bidding. Is used to test whether hands with less than 12 points are suitable for opening.
Add up your High Card Points (HCP) and add the length of your two longest suits. If the total is 20 or more then you can open the bidding.
Hand 1 has 11 HCPs. The lengths of the two longest suits are five and four. This makes a total of 20, so the hand is suitable for opening.
Hand 2 has only 10 HCPs but has two 5 card suits. It passes the Rule of 20. We open 1.
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Sets of Acol bridge practice hands and other bridge resources for beginners.
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NO FEAR BRIDGE PUBLICATIONS
A clear and simple guide to basic Acol bidding ("Standard English") Suitable for beginners bridge or for anyone who needs to brush up their knowledge of the basic Acol bridge bidding sequences. Acol Bridge Book
Basic Bidding Flash Cards
Practice your Acol bidding without a partner! A set of 70 colour coded bridge flash cards on basic Acol bidding sequences. Ideal for beginners and improvers to help you learn how to play bridge. Flash Cards
Also available, Overcalls Flash Cards.
Free Acol Bidding Crib Sheet
Print free crib sheet. Includes the basic bidding Acol bidding sequences, scoring etc.
Folds into three columns. Crib Sheet
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MEMBER'S SITE ACTIVITIES
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Hands of the Day. Set hands with solution for beginners and improvers
Bidding Practice hands with audio feedback
Over 200 online Flash Cards including new topics: Strong Twos, Stayman and Transfers
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ABOUT NO FEAR BRIDGE
No Fear Bridge has been created by Leigh Harding to provide a variety of resources with the aim of making learning how to play bridge easy and fun.
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